Our Commander in Chief recently named an "Axis of Evil." But the
real danger is his own Axis of Stupidity.
Most Americans realize that the present occupant of the White House
wasn't really, you know, popularly elected, but jimmied his way into the
mansion by virtue of family connections (Daddy's friends plus a very
helpful brother who just happened to be Florida's Governer), lots of
Enron political slush-money that earlier bought the Shrub keys to the
Texas Governer's mansion, topped off by an uncharacteristically counter
States-Rights decision by a supposedly conservative Supreme Court. But
we can handle it, since such skullduggery has been just under the
surface in US politics for awhile now. The CIA likely shot John Kennedy
to keep him from shutting down the heroin cashflow in Southeast Asia.
Nixon got caught targeting a domestic "enemies list" and sending
burglars into the Democratic National Committee. Reagan's
spear-chuckers devised a very creative double-Faustian bargain with
"arms for hostages" to ensure Carter's defeat by simultaneously
pandering to Iran's ruling assholes and propping up the CIA sponsored
murderous military in Nicaragua. It's clear that big money buys
national politics and our national politicians are all just whores to
Big Oil and Hollywood. What else is new?
Well, what's new is that we've got a dummy in the White House, Enron
buddies in Cabinet and other senior positions, a fundamentalist Attorney
General, a media-whore FCC Chairman, and a Big-5 lobbyist SEC Chairman.
We also have a few real problems, like a new forever War On Terrorism,
an old forever War On Drugs, budget surpluses that magically reversed
into inflationary budget deficits, a military spending spree that dwarfs
Star Wars, and by-the-way, a recession with millions of people out of
work, extensions to unemployment benefits (like that really helps), and
One doesn't know which is more alarming, Dubya's stupidity or his
corporate handlers led by Dick Cheney. After all, the country did
survive Gerald Ford's administration. But GW just seems to be piling
dumb on dumber as he spends more of his time mismanaging our affairs.
He started by pissing off 90% of the world by rejecting US commitments
to resolving global warming issues. Then he declares an open-ended war
on terrorists (who by definition can't be confronted easily),
cripples all the airlines - a major factor in the economy - with a bunch
of stupid "security" rules that dissuade travelers without doing
anything really more secure, effectively tramples all over
Constitutional Rights, forgives the most virulent monopoly threatening
technology competition in this next century, pushes a hopeless missile
defense boondoggle, names an Axis of Evil gratuitously, gives the finger
to Russia, Iran, and China with a leaked nuclear retargeting study,
stirs the pot in the Middle East further without any real plan, and
talks tough about Saddam Hussein without means to back it up. All taken
together, this has to qualify as genius level fucking-up on a global
scale. Dubya and friends must work at this.
Bush lite, Cheney, Ashcroft, White, Powell Jr., and Wolfowitz, et al . .
. a clear and present danger, an Axis of Stupidity.
I for one simply hope we will live long enough to vote all these lame
and dangerous bastardos emphatically out of power.